The advantage and disadvantage of graphite electrode
Posted by annesheldon on November 28th, 2017
Ultra-high power graphite electrode:
Graphite electrodes is mainly made of petroleum coke and needle coke as refractory raw materials, and coal tar pitch as a binder, which is prepared by calcining, compounding, kneading, pressing, calcining, graphitizing and machining and is released in an electric arc furnace Electrical energy on the charge heating and melting of the conductor.
Ultra-high-power graphite electrode are graphite electrodes that allow current densities greater than 25 A / cm2 and are mainly used in ultra-high-power steelmaking electric arc furnaces.
HP Graphite electrode advantages:
(1) Processing speed is faster: Under normal circumstances, graphite machining speed can be 2 to 5 times faster than copper; and discharge processing speed is 2 to 3 times faster than copper;
(2) The material is more difficult to deform: obvious advantages in the thin-walled electrode processing.
(3) lighter weight: the density of graphite is only 1/5 of copper, large electrode for electrical discharge machining, can effectively reduce the machine tool (EDM) burden; more suitable for large mold applications.
According to the use of different power and current, using different refractory raw materials and production technology, can be divided into ordinary power graphite electrodes, high power graphite electrodes, ultra-high power graphite electrodes. Graphite electrode has good electrical properties and chemical stability, high mechanical strength at high temperature, low impurity content, good vibration resistance, is a good conductor of heat and electricity.
Graphite electrodes are widely used in steel-making electric arc furnaces, refining furnaces, ferroalloy production, industrial silicon, yellow phosphorus, corundum and other submerged arc furnaces and other arc furnaces that produce high temperatures.
HP Graphite electrode has good electrical properties and chemical stability, high mechanical strength at high temperatures, less impurities, good vibration resistance. It is a good conductor of heat and electricity.
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Company name: Henan Xinmi Changxing Refractory Materials Co.,Ltd